In the summer of 2006, Bristol archaeologists undertook an unusual excavation; they would deconstruct a Ford Transit van formerly used by colleagues at the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. This documentary is both a record of this project and a response to its investigation. For, as the “dig” progresses, voices and ideas collide to critique the project and, implicitly, the nature, rationale, and ambition of archaeology.
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Length: 14 min.
Producer: Greg Bailey / University of Bristol Dept. of Archaeology and Anthropology
Distributor: Greg Bailey
Distributor Web site: www.stillintransit.blogspot.com
Festival Screenings and Awards:
CHAT Conference, Bristol, England, 2006
TAG, Exeter, England, 2006
IFA Conference, 2007
AAS Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2007
Finalist, Presentation of Heritage Awards, British Association for the Advancement of Science, York, England, 2007
Rassegna International Archaeological Film Festival, Rovereto, Italy, 2007
Festival of Archaeological Film, Irun, Spain, 2007